Forensic Radiology with Cross-Section Modalities: Spiral CT Evaluation of a Knife Wound to the Aorta

    Volume 47, Issue 5 (September 2002)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 September 2002

    Page Count: 5


    Schwab, CM
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, Insel Hospital, University of Berne, Berne,

    Tairi, K
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, Insel Hospital, University of Berne, Berne,

    Thali, MJ

    Vock, P
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, Insel Hospital, University of Berne, Berne,

    Dirnhofer, R
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Berne, Berne,

    (Received 1 May 2002; accepted 26 April 2002)

    Abstract

    We describe the extraordinary case of a penetrating knife wound to the aorta. The localization of the tip of the knife was documented with a Computed Tomography examination and subsequent two- and three-dimensional reconstruction. Based on this case report, the utilization of computed tomography in forensic science and its potential for vizualization are discussed.


    Paper ID: JFS15525J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15525J

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    Title Forensic Radiology with Cross-Section Modalities: Spiral CT Evaluation of a Knife Wound to the Aorta
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